Skeleton Key to the Suicide of my Father, Ross Lockridge, Jr., Author of Raintree County

Skeleton Key to the Suicide of my Father, Ross Lockridge, Jr., Author of Raintree County

by Ernest H. Lockridge



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ISBN-13: 9781497462090
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2014
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Ernest graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Distinction from Indiana University. A Rhodes Scholarship finalist he was Woodrow Wilson and Lewis-Farmington Fellow at Yale University where he earned "Honors" in all his graduate classes, was awarded an inaugural Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship (1962-3) and completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in English within three years. He was hired by Yale's Department of English (1963-71) and taught at Yale during the Golden Age when its Department of English was internationally rated Number One.
He was selected Fellow at The Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (1969-70). In May 1971, Yale's seven undergraduate literary prizes were won by his students, with work written under his supervision. He has published novels, memoirs and literary criticism. His books have appeared in hardcover and paperback editions. One of his novels was optioned by Hollywood; another was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. His literary criticism appears in The Sewanee Review, Modern Fiction Studies, The Journal of Narrative Technique, The Hemingway Review, and in anthologies, including The Dictionary of Literary Biography. His Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Great Gatsby (Prentice-Hall) was in print for a quarter-century. For two decades Ernest taught English at The Ohio State University where in 1976 he was promoted to Full Professor and in 1985 was awarded the University's premier award for teaching excellence, "The O.S.U. Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching." He took "early retirement" after 28 years in full academic regalia, and has devoted himself to writing, jazz sax and clarinet, painting, family, and travel. Travels with Ernest (Rowman &
Littlefield Publishers), co-authored with his famous wife, sociologist and poet Laurel Richardson, was published in 2004. He delivered "The O.S.U. Department of English Fifth Annual Emeriti Lecture," April 8, 2010. Emeritus Professor of English at The Ohio State University, Ernest is a jazz musician and painter of award-winning paintings that have appeared in solo exhibits, galleries, and on the covers of books. He is father of three, stepfather of two, grandfather of eight.

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